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Herbst

Language: German

Es rauschen die Winde
So herbstlich und kalt;
Verödet die Fluren,
Entblättert der Wald.
Ihr blumigen Auen!
Du sonniges Grün!
So welken die Blüten
Des Lebens dahin. 

Es ziehen die Wolken
So finster und grau;
Verschwunden die Sterne
Am himmlischen Blau!
Ach, wie die Gestirne
Am Himmel entflieh'n,
So sinket die Hoffnung
Des Lebens dahin!

Ihr Tage des Lenzes
Mit Rosen geschmückt,
Wo ich [den Geliebten]1
Ans Herze gedrückt!
Kalt über den Hügel
Rauscht, Winde, dahin!
So sterben die Rosen
Der Liebe dahin.



Translation(s): ENG SPA DUT FRE ENG ENG

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See also this setting by Petenrieder titled Herbst
1 in some editions of Schubert: "die Geliebte"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Michael Lee) , "Gusting are the winds", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Otoño"
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herfst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "The winds of autumn"
    * ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Autumn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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